Fourth-grade students at an elementary school in St. Petersburg were tasked with writing a letter to their fathers on the "front line," sparking outrage among some parents.
A billionaire former prime minister isn't in Georgia's presidential runoff on November 28, but you could have fooled some people.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky remains upbeat about the prospects of democratic change in Russia, but sees the need for the citizenry to protect themselves from the government.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is desperately trying to raise his approval ratings ahead of March vote and thinks the Kerch Strait can help him do it, Russian media and officials allege.
Tensions were already high between bitter foes Russia and Ukraine, but there's even more murk than usual following a weekend clash near the Sea of Azov.
Fifteen years ago this week, journalist Natia Zambakhidze found herself at the center of one of the most compelling -- and consequential -- dramas in her nation's history.
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Ersatz bread from Ukraine's 1932-33 famine was preserved for decades as criminal "evidence" against a church choir conductor who saved the scraps to tell future generations of the "terrible hunger."
Thousands living along Tajikistan's southern border with Afghanistan live in fear of what exists across the border, whatever it is that exists across the border.
Andrei Ishchenko, who narrowly lost a Far East gubernatorial election that was annulled following allegations of fraud, now appears to be barred from the repeat vote.
The Ukrainian street protests that came to be known as the Revolution of Dignity were supposed to usher in Western values and a more inclusive Ukraine. LGBT activists say that hasn't happened.
Pro-European protests in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, started five years ago -- on November 21, 2013.